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Temples For The Triple Sects
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SIDDHATEK - SIDDHI VINAYAK MANDIR

ORIGIN OF THE TEMPLE

This ancient temple said to have been built by Sri Mahavishnu himself on the hill top has a fantastic origin, and this archamurti Ganesh helped him timely to defeat Madhu Kaitab demons, the lokabhayankaras of the three worlds.

According to Ganesh Purana. Lord Ganesh assumed four different forms in the four yugas - in Krita yuga he was called Vinayaka and had ten arms, in Treta yuga he was born white coloured with six arms, in the following Dwapara, he was called Mayureswar and in the last Kali yuga, he took the avatar of Dhumraketu possessing four arms and established Dharma. During Krita yuga, when Brahma was immersed in creating worlds, Vishnu was enjoying deep sleep. Then came out from his cars two formidable demons - Madhu and Kaitab. Being viciously disposed they tortured one and all including Brahma, and Mother Earth. Then Brahma with the help of Nidra devi woke up the sleeping Lord, and when acquainted with the atrocities of the demons, He-waged a relentless war against them for 5000 years, yet did not succeed. When sought the help of Maheswar, he was told that his defeat was due to forgetting Ganesh before the commencement of war and not offering due prayers. And advised him to chant the name of Ganesh for 100 years at SIDDHATEK for sure victory. When did, Ganesh gave Mahavishnu enough strength and support to killing the demons. In token of gratitude, Lord Vishnu built a grand temple and installed a big image of Ganesh, and that Ganesh is called Siddhi Vinayak. And it is this now found at Siddhatek, of course. it underwent many changes during the renovation work carried on from time to time.

 

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